Published: Fri, October 27, 2017
Markets | By Terence Owen

Power of Passport: India fares worse than Zimbabwe, but better than Pakistan

Power of Passport: India fares worse than Zimbabwe, but better than Pakistan

The firm judged the passports by how many countries they allow holders to visit without applying for a visa.

THE LITTLE Red Dot has huge passport power, with a new index crowning Singapore's passport the best to own of any country's.

Developed by global residence and citizenship advisory firm Arton Capital, the Passport Index sorts and ranks the world's passports by their cross-border access.

But the usefulness of a USA passport has fallen slightly since President Donald Trump took office, with Turkey and the Central African Republic becoming the most recent countries to revoke visa-free entry for holders.

The power of a USA passport has plummeted under President Donald Trump.

Philippe May, Managing Director of Arton Capital's Singapore office said "it is a testament of Singapore's inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy".

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Singapore has the most powerful passport in the world whose citizen can travel to 159 countries without Visa or have one issued on arrival.

When it comes to welcoming others into our country, Canada ranks 79th, requiring visas from all but 51 other nations when opening our borders.

Canada is not only the number one country in the world for quality of life, our attractive nation is also home to one of the most powerful passports in the world.

"Visa-free global mobility has become an important factor in today's world", said founder and president of Arton Capital Armand Arton at the recently held Global Citizen Forum in Montenegro. And if you carry a blue passport, guess what?

The U.S. State Department began a travel ban on North Korea in September - the first time the Trump administration has explicitly prohibited Americans from visiting another nation. Most of the other top places on the list were bagged by European countries in the past. Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Japan, United Kingdom (156)5.

The report showed that Djibouti and Congo can visit 45 countries visa-free.

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